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by agavedave
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Please can I see photos of your DIY staging?
Replies: 26
Views: 922

Re: Please can I see photos of your DIY staging?

Here's one of mine http://www.aridhouse.plus.com/displaybench.html I did study woodwork at school but probably haven't progressed much since. I looked at a few aluminium ones before deciding they were way too flimsy I just needed something that would take the weight of some heavy items and put up wi...
by agavedave
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Potting bark
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Potting bark

No plans to pot that big one on as it looks like it is getting ready to bolt. I do use the pink stuff but that can still get heavy if well watered. It took two of us to get that one tucked up in the glasshouse a few weeks ago. I Need a fork lift like agavegeoff has!

Best regards
Dave
by agavedave
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Small Agaves
Replies: 20
Views: 2324

Re: Small Agaves

A wonderful collection of beautifully grown plants - you should be proud. I've never seen an Agave ghiesbreghtii (note spelling!) with odd marginals plus teeth on the leaf undersides like that - most unusual, even taking into account what a variable species it is. You sometimes see that in some hyb...
by agavedave
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Potting bark
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: Potting bark

Thanks Ray I'll give it a try. Keeping good drainage in 50cm pots by adding grit is getting too much for my creaky bones. What do you mix it with? My preferred mix for agaves has mostly been a mix of coir, sterilised top soil, Eco-ags , tesco cat litter and Q4 base fertiliser. Then for big pots that...
by agavedave
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Potting bark
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Potting bark

Does anyone use potting bark or similar in their mix? https://www.melcourt.co.uk/product/melcourt-propagating-bark/ Many years ago I had a behind the scenes tour of the glasshouses at RBG Edinburgh and saw how they keep backup or non display succulents. Most of what they were potting up was going in...
by agavedave
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Recycling plastic pots
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Re: Recycling plastic pots

Here's a link to what I found

https://hta.org.uk/assurance-compliance ... cling.html

Regards
Dave
by agavedave
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Recycling plastic pots
Replies: 8
Views: 770

Recycling plastic pots

A few years ago, I remember being able to rummage through the plant pot recycling bins that were usually just outside the entrance to garden centers and they all seem to have disappeared. After searching for an answer it seems that very few got recycled because the black ones with carbon fillers wer...
by agavedave
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Shipping live plants.
Replies: 11
Views: 889

Re: Shipping live plants.

Thanks

I try to keep shipping costs down by recycling as much as possible. I'll try wrapping in a softer material first.

I normally wrap the roots in kitchen towel and secure with masking tape, just to save on the mess of residual loose soil and grit being dislodged in transit.


Dave..
by agavedave
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Shipping live plants.
Replies: 11
Views: 889

Re: Shipping live plants.

Thanks Dianne, I have always been concerned that crumpled paper can be a bit harsh and tends to rub on the leaves a bit. Do people expect pristine show winning plants for a few pounds each when they have been through the postal system or is it the case of acquiring something that will grow into a ni...
by agavedave
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: The Cactus & Succulent Plant Forum
Topic: Shipping live plants.
Replies: 11
Views: 889

Shipping live plants.

Hi folks, I have been shipping a few spare agaves each year and usually just put up a list on my website and then respond with recent pictures to anyone who shows an interest. I'm frequently finding that available boxes and packaging material the limiting factor rather than available plants that sad...